Statements during the 40th session of the Human Rights Council

Franciscans International delivered oral statements on Brazil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Indonesia (including West-Papua), Malaysia, and Sri Lanka.

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Side-events during the Human Rights Council

Throughout the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, we will organize and co-sponsor a number of side-events where experts and human rights defenders discuss key thematic and country specific issues.

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States must ensure coherence between human rights and sustainable development

Joint statement at the Human Rights Council's intersessional meeting on human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Franciscans International wishes everyone a Merry Christmas

... and a happy New Year!

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Franciscans International prepares to celebrate 30 years

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Join Franciscans International!

We are offering an advocacy internship between February and April 2019.

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Religious leaders speak out in favor of strong UN treaty on transnational corporations

During the 4th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on transnational corporations and human rights, Franciscan Internationals hosted religious leaders from Brazil, Guatemala, and Germany.

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Franciscan Family discusses current challenges and causes of migration

Between 5 and 7 November, representatives from the Franciscan Family from Brazil, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, and Paraguay met in Mexico City to discuss the challenges and causes of migration in the America. (En español)

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Indigenous peoples' rights between Brazil and Venezuela

Side-event to the 39th session of the Human Rights Council. 

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Crisis in the DRC: A country-wide perspective

FI and 46 other organizations alert the Human Rights Council to the possible worsening of political tensions and violence in Congo as the election approaches.

Follow our joint side-event and read our open letter. 

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